In Review: Childhood Obesity Conference, Part 1

The following is a guest post from Elizabeth Brotherton of PreventObesity.net reviewing day 1 of the recent Childhood Obesity Conference held in San Diego, CA. More photos from the event can be found on their Facebook page. See here for Part 2 of the review. Aside from First Lady Michelle Obama, there aren’t too many famous […]

In Review: 2011 Games for Change Conference

The following is a guest post from Kristi Miller Durazo, conference attendee & health innovation advocate. Read more about Kristi after the post. [Image: Games for Change] Games are the “Hot Ticket”, right!? Everything is a game. Just add a game to that and we have a solution…or, do we? As I consider the intersection […]

Under the Microscope: Dissecting the Georgia Anti-Obesity Campaign

This is a post that my friend/colleague Fran Melmed of [context communication] wrote recently, dissecting Georgia’s media campaign around childhood obesity. I really enjoyed how it was broken down and wanted to share with you all – with permission from Fran, of course (who by the way, enjoys lowercase writing). the georgia children’s health alliance […]

Data Innovation: Insight into the Health 2.0 Code-A-Thon

  What exactly is a “code-a-thon” you ask? Well, I’m not computer science wiz but according to the Health 2.0 Code-A-Thon DC website: …bringing together developers, designers and raw data sets to build exciting new applications and tools for improved health care. Developers, designers and other stakeholders are given an overview of health care issues, […]

A New Look for the World Health Organization (WHO)

Today was a big day for the World Health Organization (WHO). More streamlined and organized. Social media. Clear look at top stories. This is what the hopes were behind the redesign of the WHO website from what I read in the paragraph. However, there are some things that have got me puzzled: I would have […]